Published: 01/10/2015 - Updated: 03/10/2018
Author: MSc. Miriam Reyes
As we all know, Bach flowers are part of a natural system that balances emotional states. We know that they can be applied to all living beings (plants, animals, adults and children). In this article, we are going to focus on the latter category, and establish a few recommendations and tips to keep in mind when administering these flowers.
First of all, keep in mind that Bach flowers are not contraindicated for any living being. Therefore, children can benefit from this wonderful system without any problems.
The fact that Bach flowers are preserved in brandy does not mean it will be problematic for children because this mixture contains very little of it. It does not produce adverse effects. However, if you want to see a floral therapist for your own peace of mind and ask for an alcohol-free preparation, they can replace the brandy with water. If that’s the case, the bottle needs to be smaller than normal, which is to say, 10 to 20 mL. Remember that brandy fulfills a function, which is to preserve the preparation. Using water shortens this duration.
Another important thing to consider are the effects that these flowers have on children. They are generally noticed more quickly than in adults. This is due to their sensitivity at such early ages.
So, I’m going to show you a few cases in which floral therapy worked optimally for fear:
- Fear of darkness, catastrophes, witches, imaginary monsters (generally from 2 to 4 years of age).
- Fear of death, a lot of times projected on other family members (around 5-6 years, frequently)
- Fear of ridicule or suffering from some sort of physical damage (around 7 to 8 years of age).
- Fear of school, new situations, conflicts (period between 10 and 12 years).
- Loss of self-esteem, social failures (from approximately 13 to 16 years of age).
Important: the ages mentioned here are estimates, and each child is considered as an individual in floral treatment. If you need any specifications, consult a floral specialist.
Until next time!
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 03/10/2018
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